What does LY mean?

Love ya

LY is a quick way to casually send your love to someone, whether a friend or romantic partner. It is an abbreviated version of ILY.

People often use LY at the end of a message, such as an email, DM, text, or chat session. For example, your dad may end an email to you with "LY, Dad." Or, your friend may text you encouragement before your job interview and end it with, "LY, boo!"

Other ways to send digital love

There are many acronyms and abbreviations to send love to others through digital spaces. Some options besides LY include 143, ILU, ILYSM, and LUL.


Thanks for chatting. I'll see you tomorrow. LY!

Jack Nicholson loves ya!

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Updated November 4, 2022

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